NATIONAL LIBRARY OF LATVIANational Library of Latvia

Organization Type: National Library
Country: Latvia

WWW Archive of the National Library of Latvia

Start Date: 2005
Archive interface language(s): Latvian, Russian, English
Access methods: URL Search, Keyword Search, Topical Collections
Harvesting methods: Selective, Event, Thematic

The first Web archiving pilot project of the National Library of Latvia was conducted in 2005. The Archive contains legal deposit copies of Latvian websites starting with the year 2008. We archive also foreign websites which content is devoted to Latvia. By the end of 2013, we have collected more than 1600 of unique websites and 3500 of target instances. Due to legal restrictions, the archived websites are available solely within the library premises.

To improve the search capabilities, such descriptive metadata as title, annotation, keywords, subject headings etc. are assigned to each website.